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XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

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752120
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby 752120 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:51 pm

Elsa_jag wrote:
752120 wrote:Glad you are safely home Carl I was worried about you.
Good day though shame Elsa decided to play up. See you soon
Dave


Thanks Dave, and thanks for mucking in trying to get her to limp home again!

Hope the gazebo has survived to shade another day?


I am sorry I couldn't do more Carl, from recent personal experience I know how frustrating ignition faults are. The gazebo will be fine, have no doubt, next outing Bodelwyddan.
See you soon my friend good luck with mending Elsa

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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby donkeyotty » Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:36 pm

As always a brilliant report, thanks Dave.
Not much more to add really, very early start at 6:30, long drive punctuated by many stops due to stomach problems :( didn’t stop Dave and I having a Maccies at the M6 toll services though 8-)

After some confusion we managed to keep enough space for our club and ended up with a line up of 14 stunning cars, Paul and Carl being further over in the time line. Adding up all the other 40’s we estimated there must have been about 30 XJ40’s on site, an excellent turn out for the model.

It was a very hot day as my burnt legs will attest to :roll: but the gazebos provided some relief from the relentless sun. Missed the Hurricane and Russ’s presentation as I was in the marquee buying brochures. :lol: Then proceeded to be gobsmacked literally by my award for which thank you to everyone who decided on it.

Good to catch up with old faces and meet new ones, why though is there never time enough at these meets to speak to everyone you want to. :?

So a great day despite my using the ladies toilet on a number of occasions, I wondered why all the seats were down :lol:

Arrived home at 6:30, 266 miles, 23.7mpg, and a lot of dead flies to clean off, no faults and ice cold air con, just living the dream :P

Thanks to everyone who made the effort to turn up, Naki for being late, again, JR, the JEC, Graham Searle for putting up with me waving my arms around demanding more space, and Paul for the trays.

Maybe a stand alone meet for us next year, discussions are ongoing, ideas and suggestions are most welcome.
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby old del boy » Mon Jul 02, 2018 4:04 pm

Glad you home ok Carl , shame it was via the AA but with the multiple problems you had it was probably best fixed at home , did the chap diagnose the initial problem or just haul it ? , i'm sure it's not a big problem seeing how it wanted to run but do let us all know how you get on .
It was an extremely well attended event , we were somehow a bit fragmented , there were other fortys scattered all around the show as part of the timeline and other regions cars but our xj40 ''stand'' was very impressive with around twenty cars all together which made socialising easier , including the sharing of the gazebos thanks to Dave and Darren , i don't know what we would have done without the shade on one of the hottest days of the year .
I'm also glad Dave and others took plenty of pictures as i forgot my camera and had to rely on a phone which i can barely use in the strong sunlight , got my thumb in quite a few of my pictures , there was some amazing xj40's in attendance , the Saturn orange one was particularly astounding as was Stan's customised car which i saw for the first time , beautiful paintwork , tastefully done .
Another very rare car surfaced , a 1986 pre production car that was somehow stashed away for a very long time by Jim Randle / Steve Randle , possibly the oldest xj40 , i shall try and a picture or two when i can get pb to work properly :roll:

The pre production car

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It had an unusual tweed interior with a Momo steering wheel and many parts from much later cars

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Part of our line up

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Our Motel room , we were all jag club members going to the show so had good company and just 2 miles down the road

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It was good to meet up with old friends and meet all the lads i've only been familiar with via the forum from the North and West , Carol and myself had a great time chatting to you all :)

Derek..
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'93 4.0L Daimler, Westminster,
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby Dazstap » Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:48 pm

On a side note, is it sad that I had a mini celebration on the way home as my car read an average 27.6mpg? I was very happy indeed!
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby Aidan » Tue Jul 03, 2018 8:10 am

Great set of pictures! Looks like it was a perfect day out for all the 40 gang. Fabulous looking cars.

Perhaps I'll be able to join you all in a couple of years once the Sport is back on the road.
Aidan

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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby Chefspakken » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:15 am

carlmt wrote:...
Word from probably our most 'dedicated' member - Florian - in that he is safely back on the ferry to France. This, only 24 hours after getting ON the ferry at Calais to attend the event!!! There is a fine line between madness and genius.........I havent quite worked out which applies in this instance :D


:lol: Yes Carl, the same quastion my wife asked me
Ok, others would have a week all-in-club-holiday for this sum, but I had a fantastic sunday and would never change.

It was my personal record, beaten the fastest visit of 2012 to the Coventry meeting 8-)
> 2,250km in less than 48 hours incl. Ferry, Hotel and the meeting day
3.25 fuel fillings scoured all pipes and bewared the mechanical parts of rust
Fun fact: My TT needed 10.8L/100km (26.16 mpg) only

I drove comfy, using the speed control mostly, enjoying the dull hum of the exhausts ... no radio, just a kind of meditation and relaxation.
Anyway the french took a photo on the tour back :roll:

It was a wonderful day between awesome enthusiasts and stunning cars.

To confirm my prize for the furtherst travelled award :lol:
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the absolutely cleanest engine bay I'd ever seen ... even the smallest screws looked like new
A real stunning nitpickers job on a V12
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The devil is always in the detail of course ;)
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The most missed it but Davids details about the different XJ were very interesting
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Happily I had a "flexi-ticked" for the ferry boat the waiting time was 10 minutes only
Just enough for a pee break 8-)
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The scenery while leaving your Island made me a little bit sentimental :oops:
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And a note to myself: no breakfast before 8:00 a.m. in the lowlands :o :roll:
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many thanks to all organisors and attendees
I hope to see you soon again ... perhaps at Jork or Netherlands or Dunkeld or wherever it will appear

best wishes
Florian
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby donkeyotty » Tue Jul 03, 2018 12:25 pm

Bloody hell, some great mpg figures there, either my car is broke or I will have to take that lead weight out of my shoe :lol: :lol:
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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby 752120 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:24 pm

I was quite chuffed with my mpg.....
204.6 miles door to door. 29.9 mpg.
Sorry Don.

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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby Elsa_jag » Tue Jul 03, 2018 1:56 pm

donkeyotty wrote:Bloody hell, some great mpg figures there, either my car is broke or I will have to take that lead weight out of my shoe :lol: :lol:


That’s the problem Don, too heavy footed!

But driving fast on the motorway is easily done in these.
Regards, Carl

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Re: XJ40.com Summer 2018 Meet Wroxall Abbey

Postby pimgmx » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:10 pm

Fantastic illustrated write-up, Dave!!!
Am unsurpriseding we share some interests beyond '40s, looking at your pics... ;)

I've learned a few lessons for the next time:
1 - take the Missus with me: she would've loved most of that weekend!
2 - don't go for the lazy fly-in option and bring a car (saves me doing jury duty, too! ;))
3 - make up my mind on which car to bring... :mrgreen: :lol:
4 - take the 'proper camera' with me: could hardly see the @#$#%* phone screen in the bright sun
5 - bring sun lotion
6 - apply sun lotion BEFORE turning lobster-coloured first (my calves are still Signal Red) :roll:
7 - try to arrive earlier on the event day
8 - depending on Saturday night's company: rule 7 does not apply... :lol:

pimgmx wrote:I'll create a few Flickr photo albums

I've just finished uploading, captions and metadata/tags will be added over the next couple of days.

Album #1: British Motor Museum https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimgmx/sets/72157668736343617
Album #2: JLR Classic Works https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimgmx/sets/72157698649262615
Album #3: hotel and the Wroxall event https://www.flickr.com/photos/pimgmx/sets/72157698654746875

the daily: 01 S8 http://bit.ly/2kIwP4m
the eyecatcher: 93 Insignia http://bit.ly/1iGrmsU
the GT: 89 XJS http://bit.ly/1WQGpC5
the diva: 88 Biturbo SI https://bit.ly/3dzdvAL
the ex: 93 3.2 http://bit.ly/14GTNrq